Kerry Wood Returns, Pitches a Scoreless Inning for Cubs Against Mets

Kerry Wood came back and pitched a scoreless inning of relief tonight, his first major league appearance with the Chicago Cubs since June 6 of last season.

Wood, who pitched only four games last season because of shoulder problems, had been rehabbing this season and finally came off the disabled list last Friday.

When he entered tonight's game against the New York Mets, Wrigley Field erupted with a loud ovation and the crowd that had come to see if Tom Glavine could get his 300th career win began chanting "Kerry-Kerry-Kerry."

Wood's first pitch was clocked at 93 mph and he retired New York's Paul LaDuca on a grounder to third. Wood allowed one hit and struck out Jose Reyes to end the inning.

The 1998 National League Rookie of the Year, Wood's career has been slowed by injuries.


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